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ATP 1000: Indian Wells

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Daniel on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:02 am

Still haven't answered why Nada lost to those players now and not rank 100s in 2006-8.

Your theory is simply that all players are "better than evvveerrr".

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Emancipator on Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:46 pm

... wrote:
TMF wrote:With the new racquet Federer's BH has become such a stable shot. I used to cringe expecting a shank before the racquet change, particularly in the long exchanges when almost invariably his BH would break down - not anymore.

So you are becoming a convert to Neo-backhand then? Whistle

I've already said that I think his BH and return of serve are better than ever. Neo-BH is a bit over the top. Cool

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:59 pm

Fed in 2 tonight, unless a TB, then in 3.

Fed to rush the first set, then Stan to fold mentally after some line call or something in second set and all done in 2.

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Tenez on Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:01 pm

I am inclined to say Stan in 3. .....But Fed in 2 woudl not surprise me.

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:02 pm

Yeah, as usual you stay on both sides of the fence, keep it safe  Laugh

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Post by ... on Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:11 pm

OK, let me throw my hat in the ring! Cool

Fed wins the first set and then it's anyone's match!

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Post by Tenez on Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:23 pm

Jahu wrote:Yeah, as usual you stay on both sides of the fence, keep it safe  Laugh
yes because we are dealing with a guy who can tire quickly.

Otherwise it would be Fed in 2. Pretty easy.....but we never know with a 35yo at the end of a tournament.

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Tenez on Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:51 pm

It's not only the BH and Serve that is better. His FH too!

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by gallery play on Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:52 pm

Nice start indeed

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Post by ... on Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:55 pm

I've never used this adjective to describe Federer, but his BH is getting ridiculous!

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Post by gallery play on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:01 pm

No troubles for Stan for now, but winning seems like a mission impossible

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Tenez on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:09 pm

When Fed plays like that, it reminds me McEnroe 84 where all his shots were hit in the middle of his frame and dominating everyone with ease.....except that Fed is not facing a bunch of amateurs playing with alluminium racquets.

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by gallery play on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:11 pm

Stan's solid serve keeps him in the match though
4-4

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Post by gallery play on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:13 pm

No way! Fed shanked a BH Yikes

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Post by ... on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:16 pm

gallery play wrote:No way! Fed shanked a BH Yikes
that doesn't count as a shank! He just got carried away and tried to "step in" on a half-volley!!!

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Post by ... on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:18 pm

Stan stands so far behind on returns.
I'd like to see him take a BH return from the baseline, like Fed.

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Post by ... on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:19 pm

Great set of tennis from Fed.

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Post by gallery play on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:19 pm

Nice setpoint, Fed kept his nerve a little bit better. Story of their H2H

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by luvsports! on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:19 pm

WOw, costly call there.

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Tenez on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:20 pm

A bit unlucky for Stan but Fed was the better player in that set...just!

Impressive tennis from those 2. Very hard and clean hitting from both sides from both players.

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Post by Tenez on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:22 pm

gallery play wrote:No way! Fed shanked a BH Yikes
Yep...Vintage Federer!

To show Daniel that he can still shank like in 2006!

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by gallery play on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:24 pm

Demonstration of big hitting by Stan: 3 bp's..

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:24 pm

Fed fukin about now, and rushing on first game.

Stan on Turbo mode, electrifying when he hits like that smiley

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by gallery play on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:25 pm

Ouch, Stan breaks. Deserves it, but i don't fancy a third set Sad

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Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:28 pm

Break coming back, or i'm jinxing.

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Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:32 pm

Come onnnnnn Fed, wake up, no rush, easy....

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by gallery play on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:33 pm

I'm looking at the real no.1 and 2

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Daniel on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:36 pm

Tenez wrote:
gallery play wrote:No way! Fed shanked a BH Yikes
Yep...Vintage Federer!

To show Daniel that he can still shank like in 2006!

In 2006, he won 3 slams and reached the final of another, when Nadal was also at his best.  We'll talk when he does that again. Eh Winking  Thumbs Up

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:38 pm

Break back, break back.

Settle down now, and just serve.

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Tenez on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:39 pm

Fed has dropped a few levels down....even though he broke...thanks to a poor game from Stan.

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Post by gallery play on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:40 pm

wow. what a way to break back. Stan was tempted to smash his racket but realized just in time that the break was fair enough for Fed

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Post by ... on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:41 pm

First class tennis from Swiss tennis bros. Bubbly

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Tenez on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:42 pm

Daniel wrote:
Tenez wrote:
gallery play wrote:No way! Fed shanked a BH Yikes
Yep...Vintage Federer!

To show Daniel that he can still shank like in 2006!

In 2006, he won 3 slams and reached the final of another, when Nadal was also at his best.  We'll talk when he does that again. Eh Winking  Thumbs Up
Really? tell me about it....Are yuo saying that Laver is a better (not greater) player than Fed then?

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Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:43 pm

Expect Stan to melt now.

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Daniel on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:47 pm

Tenez wrote:
Daniel wrote:
Tenez wrote:
gallery play wrote:No way! Fed shanked a BH Yikes
Yep...Vintage Federer!

To show Daniel that he can still shank like in 2006!

In 2006, he won 3 slams and reached the final of another, when Nadal was also at his best.  We'll talk when he does that again. Eh Winking  Thumbs Up
Really? tell me about it....Are yuo saying that Laver is a better (not greater) player than Fed then?
 Nadal and Federer are from the same era.  Laver is not.  More false equivalencies.

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Post by Tenez on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:49 pm

Fed's volleying remains outstanding.

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Post by gallery play on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:50 pm

What an extreme quick match: 6-4 and 4-3 in 60 mins

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Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:51 pm

Yeah, a good 3 set match should me 1:30h same as a good movie.

Best of 5, no more then 2:30h, just like an Epic movie.

Don't care for 5-6h matches.

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Post by gallery play on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:54 pm

Depends on what type of tennis is played, and how much buttpicking is involved

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Post by Tenez on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:56 pm

you right it's quick. No messing around. Almost too quick!

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Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:56 pm

hahahahaha, well AO final was not bad, I can digest that long one.

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Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:59 pm

Need some aces now for a quick serve to 6:5.

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Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:02 pm

I'm happy with 7:5, no TB needed, if someone asks me.

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Post by Tenez on Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:03 pm

I am still not convinced Fed can win much this year. He tires so quickly!

Maybe it is the heat as Stan seems affected too.

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Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:04 pm

Let him take this IW, and im ok if he makes Sf/F in Miami.

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Post by gallery play on Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:04 pm

HAve to say: today the more dangerous BH is stan's..Not from the start but as the match progresses

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:05 pm

Quite of a few shanks from Fed BH, but must be also cause Stans is much powerful.

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:06 pm

Missed by an inch, heck

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:07 pm

go go go goooooooo

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Re: ATP 1000: Indian Wells

Post by Jahu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:08 pm

MP MP MP

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